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Department Seminars

Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Seminars – Fall 2017

Seminars will be held at 1:00 pm each Friday. The specific meeting room for each seminar is listed along with the speaker information on Blackboard for students enrolled in CHEM 490/790.

PLEASE BE ON TIME! Changes in the topic, location or date will be announced at the previous seminar and posted in hard copy outside the Chem & Biochem Department office, Planetary Hall room 303, and in Blackboard. All graduate students are expected to attend all seminars, whether registered or not. CHEM 790/490 is an attendance/participation based course. It is your responsibility to sign the attendance sheet.

You must have at least 90% attendance to get A, 80% for B, 70% for C, and <70% for F.

In addition, you must submit a summary page of the seminar you have attended. This should be in your own words demonstrating your interest and understanding. You could use available on the topic. The hard copy summary is due during the next seminar. Students who need to present a seminar as a requirement for the MS or PhD should schedule a date one semester in since the schedule fills quickly.

Seminars are teleconferenced. Attend either campus, Fairfax or Prince William.

LOCATION on campuses:
Fairfax campus, Innovation 131
Prince William campus, Bull Run Hall, 258

TIME: Friday 1:00pm-2:15pm

CHEM 490/790 Fall 2017 Schedule

DATE SPEAKER AFFILIATION TITLE
9/8 Dr. Young-Ok You GMU Seminar Introduction
9/15 Santos Webster Virginia Tech The Sphingosine-1-phosphate pathway: Sphingosine kinase as a drug target
10/6 Dr. Young-Ok You GMU Medicines from bacterial resources and its impact on human health
10/20 Irakli Samkurashvili Elsevier Reaxys chemistry database
10/27 Ian Ramsey VCU Voltage sensor activation in the Hv1 proton channel: structural and mechanistic insights are revealed by voltage clamp electrophysiology and molecular dynamics simulations.
11/10 Yan Zhang VCU Bivalent Ligand Approach to Understand the role of Putative Mu Opioid Receptor and Chemokine Receptor CCR5 Heterodimers in NeuroAIDS
12/1 June Kang GMU Characterization of the Acid-base Properties of Selected Humic Substances and Model Compounds
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